Deep depression likely in next 24 hrs; Heavy rain predicted in Odisha

Met predicts rain in many places of Odisha in next 24 hrs

Met predicts rain in many places of Odisha in next 24 hrs

The depression over southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood, is likely to intensify further into a deep depression during next 24 hours.

Amid continuous concerns over the ever moving cyclone Ockhi, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued fresh warnings of heavy rains likely in Odisha from Friday.

The well-marked low-pressure area over southeast Bay of Bengal & neighbourhood lay centred at about 1160 km to the southeast of Machilipatnam and 1250 km south-southeast of Gopalpur on Wednesday.

"However, there is a probability of slight weakening of the system when it reaches near north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts", it said.

Heavy rain likely in coastal Gangetic Bengal tomorrow, the IMD said. On December 8 and 9 strong winds of 40 to 50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph are expected to blow over Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coast.

The met office advised hoisting of Distant Cautionary Signal Number One (DC-I) at Paradip and Gopalpur Ports in Odisha.

Sea condition would be rough to very rough along and off Odisha coasts from 7th December evening to 10th December morning for which fishermen have been advised to be cautious while venturing into sea in the first half of 7th December and not to venture into sea from 7th December evening up to 10th December.

The warning said more than ten districts of Odisha are likely to be lashed by heavy rains coupled with squally winds from Friday due to a depression over Bay of Bengal.

The districts of East Midnapore, West Midnapore, South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas and Howrah are likely to receive heavy rain on Friday, Regional met director G.K. Das said.